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, harry reid said he may go partisan if he can't get a bill through. he told abc that lawmakers can learn a lot. >> one thing that kennedy had, he could bring together all of the base groups of the democratic party. they wouldn't take him on once he made up his mind. >> reporter: but kennedy had something others didn't have. he could afford to wait and didn't have to worry about a tax from the left. that is something earned over a 40-year career. >> kennedy had the knowledge and could make the compromises. he knew some would be unhappy, but he knew they would back him. >> so far there is a lot of talk from both sides but no action. next up on the health care reform side, the gang of six, the bipartisan group and others have a meeting. >>> did you see it? a record set in mexico ty. they gave its participants something new. >> oh brings back memories, doesn't it? michael jackson's birthday gave them the occasion. more than 13,000 fans doing the thriller dance. but it was practiced. they had top designer as well working on the performance. michael jackson would have turned 51 yesterday. >> i
surprise crowds a whole lot bigger than we expected. here in nevada, harry reid is in trouble. in fact, is he in so much trouble that he has got a guy following us around, videotaping our rallies. i assume they will be reviewing them later. so harry has heard what we are doing out here. he is -- there are signs all over the place that say anybody but b-u-t-t harry. gretchen: there was this new poll came out today. 80% of the people polled believed that as americans they know more about the health care reform situation and the bill and some the facets than -- could. would you be surprised that that many people would feel that way? >> i really, really, really wouldn't be surprised. i know that one of the speakers that is actually with us through nevada, she pulled out the health care bill. and it's -- these two giant binders probably about 3 or 4 inches thick each and that has to be one of the most powerful things. and, you know, she goes through the whole -- she actually read it and talks kind of through it a little bit. and i really wouldn't be surprised if they -- they don't know anyt
." and some not-so-nice things said about harry reid as well. they're marrying people being upset about jobs and harry reid together and trying to put together this cohesive message. right now, they just syrianed a song called "the u.s.s. of a.," poking fun. >> overall, pretty peaceful? >> totally peaceful, all of the events. this is the sixth one so far of the tour, totally peaceful. spirited, there's a bit of an edge with some folk, definitely a lot of anger about what people perceive happening with the administration. but totally peaceful so far. >> jim, thanks so much. he's our man on the road. the other man on the road is ali velshi, heading for evansville, indiana, on the cnn express. until last week, the city was known as the refrigerator capital of the world. but now whirlpool, we get word, is packing up and moving out. ali joins us on the phone now from tennessee on his way to evansville. not good news that you're going to come across there? >> reporter: not at all. we're making a long stretch, from atlanta to evansville, indiana. i misspoke a little earlier when i talked to you. he
the president has to decide to step up and really frame this for us. the leadership can do it. harry reid, i think, has worked hard. i know max baucus is working hard on the finance committee. we put a bill back together in july, as you know, david. teddy's committee, i was asked to chair temporarily for him. a good bill. it was 300 amendments as part of that effort. most of them technical, but many are substantive. that bill has been sitting will. we're ready to work on that along with the finance committee and to move forward. that's what needs to happen here. my belief is that if we can get these bills together and sit down with each other, we can produce a strong vibrant, vitally needed health care reform legislation of accessibility, of course, quality, and affordable. >> i want to get a final thought. first from you senator dodd. as you sit here this morning after all the emotion of the past week, what is the meaning of senator kennedy, the man and the legislator that you are thinking about this morning? >> well, john, i think said it very well. one thing that was so difficult. how do
harry reid of bullying by telling an employee of the review journal that he wants the paper shut down. sherman frederick calls out the democratic senator in sunday's paper alleging that the arc was made during a brief exchange between reed and the advertising director. fred frederick writes that he said "i hope you go out of business." the publisher minced no words in his response to reid saying such behavior must be called what it was, a full-on threat perpetrated by a bully. reid's office did not respond to our request for comment. the governor of massachusetts today announced when a special election will take place to determine the successor to the late senator ted kennedy. the absence of the noted deal maker is seen by a blow to president owe baism ma's healthcare reform effort. steve brown reports on where that effort goes from here. >> i am designating, tuesday, january 19, 2010 as the date of the date of the speech elect. that date is almost five months away. we can't wait five months. we have to wait in the next few months to get this done by the end of the of the year. >> can
for a simple majority. after the week, harry reid said if he can't get a bipartisan bill through, he'll go partisan. rub orrin hatch tells abc that lawmaker can learn a lot from kennedy. >> he could bring together all of the base groups of the democratic party. they wouldn't take him on once he made up his mind. >> reporter: but kennedy had something that most members some the senate don't have. he could afford to wait. he didn't have to worry about attacks from e left. >> ted kennedy had at built and the knowledge to get into a political situation and make the compromises and he knew that there might be some people who might be unhappy with this one or that one but no one was going to say ted kennedy sold us out for no good reason. >> reporter: there is a lot of talk about compromise from both side but no action. next up, the gang of six, the bipartisan group in the senate finance committee. they have a conference call this freeway. caroline shively, fox news. >>> ahead, one f the signs of aging is getting wrirchg alts. at some point, we all have on deal wh wrinkles. there could be a solu
the senate, and i usually do, watch harry reid and them, and he tears right into the public option for health care. during that time -- if you don't believe it just go to canada. he goes on fox news and just sits there with some 40 doctors they got. the talk about how bad the canadian medicine is. now the question is, does mitch mcconnell no his absolute stone cold line cannot or does he just like all the time? which is it? anybody would know his line about that if he is watched -- if he watched the for cigna. does he purposely lied all the time? guest: no, i do not think his line and in those statements, but i congratulate the caller on noting one of his most important tactics since he has been republican leader. he does it use his speeches, often his morning business-type speeches on the senate floor to consistently address an issue. the first to did in this session of congress was the closure of guantanamo. he hit that hard, consistently over a long period of time, and i think have some effect. he is doing the same now on health care reform. i think his office would be happy to provide the
are in the house, but i want your thoughts on harry reid asking to come back after the recess and then they will just push this through. how much would that all of us members of congress? how much would it hurt future bills if they take this bill and they run with it? >> it is pretty much standard operating procedure under this democratic congress. they pile drive through the stimulus, the budget, the national energy tax. it is no surprise to many of us, as they tried to do in july, and they may come back and try to push through health-care reform. he is leaving one person out of the equation. the american people have a different opinion here. they are expressing that at public forums all over the country. i expect they will of continue to do that. as we stay -- say in my state, he has another thing coming in the things that america is going to stand idly by as they push health-care reform through congress. trace: thank you. martha: how is it going? shepard: we have been going through withdrawal with you gone. martha: that is why i left. shepard: we did a story about those vot
at the direction of this country under president obama, harry reid and nancy pelosi. they have spent billions of dollars in the lt few months and we are trillions of dollars in debt. congressman connelly, you are our representative. you represent we, the people. implore you to vote no on this bill, and prevent our country from sliding into enomic decline. >> first of all, i am sorry for your le's. my grandmother had alzheimer's and she in a sense unfortunately was healthy otherwise, and so she lived a long time with this debilitating illness that is so devastating to see someone you love gradually fadeaway fadeawaa person you know. let me just say, while there may be the impression out there, especially if we watch too much of fox news -- can't help it, i'm a democrat, but there are no panels that are going to tell you or your doctors what a loved one is going to get suffering, for example, from alzheimer's. there are going to be studies looking at comparative effectiveness, so that we know what treatments make sense. let me give an example. we now know that inhe treatment of breast cancer, m
concerned about it and i know that harry reid is concerned about it, as well. he and i have talked about that. they are in recess until after labor day, if i am not mistaken. i am talking about the united states senate. obviously, the longer they are in recess and taking up regular business in washington, without our having two voices, the greater my concern is for it is that what you're getting at? >> why can't they come back this week? >> i think he should ask the legislative leaders about that. my understanding in talking with the senate president and the speaker is that they are moving this as quickly as they can. they have to and they owe to their membership to consult with their members and they have been trying to do that. >> [inaudible] >> i have heard from senator kerry who is on board with this proposal and shares these concerns. >> did the president's big about this? >> no, no. >> [inaudible] >> i am a democrat. i believe in democratic values. i believe in the values that senator kennedy reflected and worked so hard for, caring about being the voice of the voice less, trying t
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